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Torture Without Excuses

Paulus Textor Wrote: Apr 21, 2013 10:44 PM
During WWII, the Germans' most EFFECTIVE gatherer of intelligence explicitly repudiated torture. He gathered information from allied POW's by giving them a good meal, offering a beer or two, and just talking about the war. One very effective ploy he would use would be to PRAISE the allied forces for their obvious fighting spirit and unity of purpose. Whereupon the POW, without even realizing it, would spill the beans about what was right and wrong with operations on his side. Quite innocently. And this was very reliable, very actionable intelligence.
jkash1776 Wrote: Apr 21, 2013 11:47 PM
Your source for this pipe dream? Maybe you haven;t heard our savvy ILLEGALS. They come in, get captured and laugh that this president will free them. And he does.

The autopsy gave a spare account of how the 52-year-old man died. He suffered blunt force injuries on his torso and legs, and abrasions on his left wrist indicated he had been tied or shackled down. One of his neck bones was fractured. Death came "as a result of asphyxia (lack of oxygen to the brain) due to strangulation," and it was ruled a homicide.

It's too much to hope for justice in this case, though. That's because the homicide came at the hands of the administration of George W. Bush. The victim was an Iraqi whose demise occurred while he...